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Cabbies furious over ObamaCare tax
The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2013 | Michael Gartland

Posted on 10/13/2013 1:26:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s highway robbery!

City hacks now have to shell out 6 cents per fare so they can pay for tutorials on ObamaCare, The Post has learned.

“Nobody’s happy about it,” said Charbel Sfeir, a yellow-cab driver since 1984. “It’s not fair. The money’s going to go to paperwork for ObamaCare. I don’t need to pay them do to paperwork.”

The hack tax, mandated by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission, went into effect Oct. 1 and requires that drivers pay for “disability insurance and health-care navigation services.”

The TLC has placed the Taxi Workers Alliance, a drivers union, in charge of administering the fund, and a final contract is being hammered out.

“This is a good thing,” said Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the TWA. “This is going to give services to a population that’s been exploited.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; newyork; newyorkcity; obamacare; unions; zerocare
You asked for it, you got it --- Obama!
1 posted on 10/13/2013 1:26:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HAHAHAHHA....and just WAIT til the REAL ESTATE SALES TAX kicks in to pay for Obamacare!!


2 posted on 10/13/2013 1:28:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whenever I visit Gotham, which fortunately is rarely these days, I go out of my way to find an extra-legal means of transportation downtown.

I don't care about the cost. I value the illegality!

3 posted on 10/13/2013 1:42:39 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Ann Archy

Aren’t there about 20 some odd taxes under ObamaCare?


4 posted on 10/13/2013 1:46:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who did they vote for?


5 posted on 10/13/2013 3:50:51 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope and Change.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 4:08:58 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Zero’s pappy wrote a paper on the possibility of taxing people at 100%.
Crippling taxes are just another dream from his Marxist (putative) Dad.


7 posted on 10/13/2013 4:10:12 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Raise it to a buck a fare, why fool around?


8 posted on 10/13/2013 4:17:03 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Ann Archy

The ACA Real Estate Tax is the subject of many misleading emails. Not to defend it, but few will be affected and it will not have any effect on the market except for the most expensive homes. (west coast? justice.....)

for example, 1 clause -

For married filers the first $500,000 in gain from the sale of a primary residence is not subject to the 3.8 percent Medicare tax, even if the taxpayers have a modified adjusted gross income greater than $250,000.

Not many people are gaining $1/2 million from their home sales anymore.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of them are Pakistani Muslim filth and their cabs all stink like curry.


10 posted on 10/13/2013 4:50:04 AM PDT by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geeze. Maybe NOW would be a good time to re release that Obama 2016 movie in my and not when they’re in a star struck love gets mood

My went for Reagan in 1980

Never know


11 posted on 10/13/2013 5:09:50 AM PDT by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just realized I have a huge smile on my face as I read this.


12 posted on 10/13/2013 5:10:19 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest wealth takeover in the history of this country.


13 posted on 10/13/2013 5:29:23 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tough! They all voted for the One. They deserve it.


14 posted on 10/13/2013 5:35:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: wrencher

It doesn;tmatter if only ONE persn is affected....WHY IS THERE A SALES TAX FOR OBAMACARE!!! PLUS it’s NOT just on REAL ESTATE but on UNEARNED INCOME I THINK!! That can EASILY be UPPED to a LOT of PEOPLE PAYING THAT TAX!! Look at who paid INCOME TAX WHEN IT STARTED......VERY FEW!!!


15 posted on 10/13/2013 5:45:15 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...now their hoping the change doesn’t kill them


16 posted on 10/13/2013 6:09:04 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Aw, that’s a shame. Here in cheap little old Grand Rapids it costs something like $3.75 just to get inside the cab when it arrives (however long that takes).

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


17 posted on 10/13/2013 7:59:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the TWA. “This is going to give services to a population that’s been exploited.”

Hah, if they thought they were exploited before...
just wait til Obacare gets the hooks into them.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 8:05:58 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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